Harry Potter fans, block your ears: Daniel Radcliffe is in no hurry to see the new play


Daniel Radcliffe said he was "genuinely intrigued" to see the new Harry Potter stage play but revealed he won't be getting a ticket any time soon.

The 26-year-old actor, who played the eponymous wizard for eight films, admitted overly-enthusiastic fans meant that it wouldn't be a "relaxing" experience for him.

Daniel Radcliffe at the premiere of Swiss Army Man at the Sundance Film Festival

Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he said: "I feel like I want to see the show. I am genuinely intrigued and I've heard it's fantastic.

"But I just feel sitting in an audience of what will for the most of the near future be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might be like not a relaxing way to see a show.

"So not for the time being, but I've heard it's fantastic."

Daniel Radcliffe starred alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in the franchise (Warner Bros/PA)

The grown-up Harry - now an "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic" - is played by Jamie Parker in the new play, based on a story by JK Rowling, written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany.

Daniel gave his seal of approval to Jamie, who is joined by Poppy Miller as his wife Ginny and Sam Clemmett as their son Albus Severus.

He said: "He's a wonderful actor. I'm very happy to see him play me.

A grown-up Harry Potter, wife Ginny and son Albus and (Handout)

"He can do all the Harry questions now."

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has left fans and reviewers spellbound since the previews opened on June 7.

It is set 19 years after the events of the final book, The Deathly Hallows, when middle child Albus starts at Hogwarts.

The play officially opens at the Palace Theatre London on June 30.